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Wheel sticking on peugeot 406 on a p reg

Ive changed the disk pads and calipar but the off side front brake sticks on and the pedal is slow to relase the brakes the servo is working correct but why just the one wheel sticks do i change the pedal

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  • turner1975 Mar 05, 2009

    sorry also changed the brake hose thats why it has baffeled me as the wheel that is sticking is the one with all new componants all the other wheels turn freely when the brake is released

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The brake hose maybe bad replace it. They can claps on then self inside the hose. One work to check is have someone push the brake paddle down and release it if the rotor is hard to turn, open the bleeder vale if fluid comes out and the rotor turns freely that you problem.

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  • Jack Bowser Mar 05, 2009

    Did you check proportioning valve. some time they can stick to one side try breeding the other side or the back and other side sometime the brakes are in a cross system.

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